Side-stepping Spanish Bureaucracy is one of Pompeu Fabra’s ingredients to success


An article on how Research Institutes flourish if they can side-step Spanish bureaucracy can be found here:

Especially the following paragraph from this article must find a resonance of recognition with many of us

“That success in recruiting internationally is also due to the institute’s ability to sidestep some of the more restrictive state bureaucracy that critics say is hampering Spain’s ability to attract top talent.

Under Spanish law, foreign academics must have their Ph.D. ratified by the education ministry — a process often lasting years, which stops many top international scholars from moving to Spain.”

IMPORTANT: Ramón y Cajal *can* be IP in national projects 2016 call


We have received quite some rather agitated messages from RyC fellows concerning the new 2016 national project call

where RyCs no longer can be IP if their current contract expires before the planned project does. Last year RyCs could be IP in this case.

It turned out that this was a mistake which has now been corrected: